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Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
+1 505-336-1980
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Almost every Friday we go for catfish, my wife gets chicken salad. The staff is very friendly, cooking is consistent and timely. If you have not been to Alto Cafe please do so as it is worth every penny.

Thank DonaldRay1954
Alto, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friday night special is some of the best catfish ever eaten. All you can eat with very friendly service.

Thank Peanut8484
New Mexico
Level Contributor
101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

on the way to Apache Ski or to a hike. Easy in and easy out. Sometimes a breakfast buffet that is just fine. Staff is friendly and attentive. Also a good place for a meal after outdoor excercise up Ski Run Road.

Thank HornDozer
All over the place
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped on our way home from playing in the snow. Nothing fancy, just good simple food and good hot coffee. Friendly and quick service. Recommended.

Thank Jason1076
Plano, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This restaurant had come recommended for us. We loved that they served breakfast all day because the pancakes and French toast were excellent. The chicken fried steak plate is hearty and rich, so it's not for the light-eaters. The staff was down to earth and approachable.

Thank Megan A
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Had the Fried Catfish and Chicken Fried Steak. Both were great! The CFS had plenty of beef and wasn't just batter. The pinto beans were simple but some of the best I've ever had. The portions were generous, sweet tea was good, and service was prompt. It kinda looks like a hole in the wall place from the highway but... More 

Thank Nicole H
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This great little restaurant is a short but scenic drive from Ruidoso on the way to the ski mountain. We enjoy a variety of breakfasts with a friendly staff and hearty servings. I enjoy the Huevos Rancheros. Their lunch menu and all you can eat catfish on Friday nights sound great. Some of the staff is supportive of the worthy... More 

Thank Keith S
Dunedin, New Zealand
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is our go to on Sunday for great coffee,good food reasonable prices and a place to relax for a chat. Gluten free option good. Service great. Nice to have free parking which is a plus for us.

Thank Claire214_13
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been going here for 10 years and I hope they never close. Basic diner food in a cafe setting, breakfast and lunch with some extended hours. Wonderful service, and they recognize the regulars. As good a cup of coffee as you can get anywhere, actually better than most. Easy place to meet people and take folks out for breakfast.

Thank Kenneth K
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Was up for a weekend stay with family and they suggested this restaurant for breakfast. Glad they did!!! It was awesome!!! Everything homemade and super delicious!!!!!! Cant wait to go back to Alto, NM !!!!!

Thank Joe C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 505-336-1980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?